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  1. Press: What’s your citizen ‘trust score’?
    Take George Orwell’s 1984. Now sprinkle in that episode of "Black Mirror" where characters live in a world in which every aspect of their lives is dominated by ratings.  That’s one way to think about the… | Nov 13, 2017
  2. Press: Equifax faces hundreds of class-action lawsuits over data breach
    Equifax, the credit reporting firm, is facing more than 240 class-action lawsuits from consumers — in addition to suits from shareholders and financial institutions — over the way it handled a massive data breach that affected 145.5 million… | Nov 10, 2017
  3. Press: Monopoly Man photobombs Senate hearing on Equifax
    The Monopoly Man made an appearance at the Senate Banking Committee hearing on the massive Equifax data breach.  Wearing a top hat, monocle, and white mustache, the character sat directly behind former Equifax (EFX) CEO… | Oct 05, 2017
  4. Press: Equifax calls for free credit locks. Experian’s reply? Nope.
    When Equifax’s recently retired chief executive, Richard F. Smith, appeared before a panel of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Tuesday, he held himself out as a changed man. After decades of maintaining high walls… | Oct 05, 2017
  5. Press: 3 weeks later, Equifax makes a peace offering
    For some time, the credit reporting industry has been quietly attempting to change the behavior of consumers who wish to protect their own data: They want you to “lock” your files, not “freeze” them. The… | Sep 28, 2017
  6. Press: Equifax: 100.000 canadienses afectados por ciberataque
    La empresa Equifax dijo el martes que la información personal de unos 100.000 clientes canadienses se vio comprometida tras la filtración de datos crediticios que sufrió la compañía y que salió a la... | Sep 19, 2017
  7. Press: Beware mortgage seekers: Online credit scores not always reliable
    When is your “credit score” irrelevant in buying a house or refinancing a mortgage? A new federal legal settlement with a major credit bureau has the answer: The only score that matters is the one… | Mar 29, 2017
  8. Press: Your credit score might suddenly rise this summer. Here’s why
    The nation’s three major credit reporting companies — Equifax, Experian and TransUnion — use information from public records about tax liens, civil judgments and bankruptcies when computing people’s credit scores. But sometimes there are mix-ups,… | Mar 16, 2017
  9. Press: Una ayudita para mejorar la puntuación crediticia
    Las deudas con el fisco y las de procedimientos civiles dejarán de tomarse en cuenta en su riesgo No mire aún. Déjelo para julio. Será a partir de esta fecha cuando los tres bureaus de… | Mar 13, 2017
  10. Press: Credit scores: Your ‘magic number’ is an illusion
    Think you know your credit score? Think again.  The number you see — whether you paid for your score or not — is probably not what a lender gets. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced… | Jan 12, 2017
  11. Press: How careless errors of credit reporting agencies are ruining people’s lives
    These companies furnish reports for landlords to examine tenants, for banks to analyze borrowers, for insurance companies to figure out monthly rates and for employers to probe the backgrounds of potential hires — so they… | Sep 09, 2016
  12. Press: Why it’s good to see if your child has a credit report
    Kids can be victims of identity theft, too, and it often goes unnoticed by parents for years. Q: How often should I check if my kid has a credit report? A: At least by the… | Apr 11, 2016
  13. Press: Some grist for financial New Year’s resolutions
    Here’s a look back at some of the financial stories I wrote about this past year and how they can help you in 2016. ● Major credit-card issuers began giving consumers free access… | Dec 26, 2015
  14. English: Protect Yourself From Identity Theft
    A factsheet explaining what identity theft is, how to prevent it, and what to do if you are a victim of identity theft. | Dec 09, 2002
  15. Chinese: Protect Yourself From Identity Theft (Chinese)
    本文說明何謂身份竊盜、如何防範以及身份盜用受害者如何採取法律措施。
  16. English: Paying Your Bills - Consumers in Debt Series
    A fact sheet that explains the importance of paying your bills on time, and how your history of payments affects your credit rating. Also discusses credit contracts, especially retail installment contracts, and credit cards. | Apr 01, 1992
  17. Spanish: Paying Your Bills - Consumers in Debt Series (Spanish)
    Un folleto que explica la importancia de pagar sus cuentas a tiempo, y cómo su historial de pagos afecta su puntaje crediticio. También provee información sobre los contratos de crédito, especialmente los pagos en cuotas… | Apr 01, 1992
 

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